How to extinguish South Africa’s flames of xenophobia


Organised groups such as Operation Dudula increasingly target African immigrants in South Africa. Building on myths about foreign nationals and anti-migrant attitudes, widespread violence is becoming more likely.

An outbreak similar to the deadly 2008 xenophobic violence that spread rapidly across the country must be averted. Civil society and government need to proactively counter this trend and extinguish the flames of xenophobic sentiment before it is too late.

This event is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Institute for the Future of Knowledge, University of Johannesburg.

Chairperson: Anthony Kaziboni, Head of Research, Institute for the Future of Knowledge, University of Johannesburg


Godfrey Mulaudzi, Researcher, Justice and Violence Prevention, ISS

Dr Dale McKinley, Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia

Elize du Toit, Deputy Director, Department of Justice & Constitutional Development, South Africa

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